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The 10.10.10 Wedding Album

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Brides….I’ll give you one reason….YOUR MOMMA WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER!!! Seriously! Giving momma an album from our wedding for Christmas was the BEST idea ever! You would have thought that I had just bought her a new car AND scrubbed the kitchen floor. She was SO happy!! Not only did she receive an album, we also had prints made of her favorite images…. LARGE prints. After seeing how much joy came from giving these gifts, I thought about how often brides don’t do anything with their images. It’s heartbreaking for a photographer. I understand how time consuming it can be

to figure out which ones to print and what size, etc etc…. but gosh, it’s so worth it! Michael and I were married in October and received our images right after we returned from our honeymoon (because Jasmine Star is the bomb.com).  Because I LOVE designing albums, I decided to design ours and have them printed before Christmas. Well Leather Craftsmen’s holiday deadline was mid november and so I was on a TIME CRUNCH! I pulled a late nighter and cranked out our 50 page, 10×10 album and 2 duplicate 8×8 parent albums just in the knick of time! After I sent those babies off to be printed I felt so accomplished!! They arrived two weeks before Christmas and I still look at mine at least twice a week! I can’t get enough of it. Having images actually printed and in your hands is SO DIFFERENT from viewing them on a screen.

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Brides, I am BEGGING you…..if you are paying for HIGH QUALITY photography…display your images in an elegant way. You paid way too much money to have your images stuck on a CD their whole life! There should be a law about that!! I really can’t describe how much our parents love their albums. It’s like they have their own little piece of 10.10.10 to keep forever… and they deserve that. Watching my mom smile as she opened her album and decided where to hang her newly framed prints was so much fun! It’s definitely a worthwhile investment to actually DO something with your images! Show them off if you’re proud of them!!!! …..That is exactly what I’m going to do! I’m so proud of our images and I’m going to show you almost our WHOLE album! Are you ready for this?! Enjoy!

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Ok, first a few shots of Momma’s new prints….that she lovesss.

There they are! I use Leather Craftsmen for my albums and after two years of working with them, I can honestly say that I have never once had an problem with them. They are truly professionals that produce an incredibly well-made product!

Here are our 1st and last pages! I love that they’re so similar!

I don’t know why I didn’t just make this one horizontal image…it would have been less work! I was trying to be creative ok?! …. In a weird creative way.

First Look spread! My fav.

How much do I love this? A lot.

Love this so so much. Jasmine, thank you:)

One of my favorite ceremony shots:)

Of course I’m going to dedicate two spreads to details… those things took FOREVER to make!

The dances… oh how I loved the dances… if you missed the Daddy/Daughter dance… you can view it here:)… tissues needed.

Obviously I didn’t share ALL of the album… you would get bored with that! But I hope you enjoyed it!! If you’re a bride-to-be… PLEASE talk to your photographer about product options… your momma will thank you:)

xoxo, Katelyn
35 Comments Wedding Wednesday
  1. Elizabeth reply

    I love your wedding album Katelyn!!!

  2. Rensche Mari reply

    Love it! Everyone should get a wedding album if it looks like this!

  3. Spring reply

    stunning with some stunning and a little Wozers in there for good measure!!!! :) I’m going to re-post this for my clients to see because I 100% agree- don’t just get a disk that is so not the way to enjoy your images!!!!

  4. Shuva Rahim reply

    Awesome post, Katelyn!!! I couldn’t agree more, especially on the importance of showing off your images that you invested in!!! Nice work!

  5. lauryn reply

    Shoooooooot! I wanted to see every page! :-) love this!

  6. Deborah Zoe reply

    beautiful katelyn:) I have a questions about LC. So you are using the split edition. Any reason for this instead of the folded edition? I am looking in to offering LC albums and want to get info from other people that use them:) thanks!

  7. Ashley reply

    LOVE!!! I wish my wedding photos were great enough to make an album out of! :( BTW, I have the exact same gold frame with my bridal photo!!! =)

  8. Emily reply

    I absolutely LOVE it!!!!!!!! It is amazing!!!!!!!!

  9. Jennifer Krieg reply

    Simply beautiful.. all of it!! You have such a cute way with words. jasmine star is the bomb.com?? I’m still smiling… :)

  10. Hope reply

    Do you do your own design templates? I love the album design!

  11. admin reply

    @hope yes! I try to be creative with them! I use Photojunciton and it’s awesome!! I just found out about it!!

  12. Debbie reply

    Absolutely stunning Katelyn!!! You did a fabulous job with the design and you are so right about the importance of printing your images!

  13. Kristina N. reply

    I love it! i would soooo not mind seeing the entire album.

  14. Becca reply

    What a great design!! I’m hooked on the crisp look of it! Yalls ring picture page with the typewriter is just like BAM! Awesome! And the car- super cute! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Girish reply

    Wow awesome shots. Why invest in products and a good photographer, this should been the title ;)

    Well done.

  16. Katy reply

    Love it!!!! I would love to see the whole album!

  17. Wendy Kelly reply

    Absolutely Beautiful!! I can’t wait to see it in person :)
    Wendy Kelly

  18. Elizabeth reply

    Katelyn! Your album is beautiful!!! Love it! And thanks so much for sharing your first hand experience with enjoying your images! It was said so well! ;)

  19. Lauren B reply

    oh gosh this post is so AWESOME! i can barely stand it (in a good way)! :) If i ever get married can i completely copy your wedding please? :)

  20. JasmineStar reply

    To the moon. And back. THAT’S how much I love you!

  21. nicolefirestone reply

    Thanks for this post. Just what I needed. Best part- i lol’d Jasminestar is the bomb.com.

  22. Melissa Mullen reply

    Leather Craftsmen featured your post on their FB page. WOW! This is beautifully written! Thank you for sharing your perspective as it is a VERY important one. And most importantly, congratulations! :)

  23. Anna Burke reply

    LOVE your album… well, I love your Mom’s… she showed it to me! And whenever I see yours in real life I’m sure I will love it too! BUT, I’m not sure I will love it as much as I love mine! I pretty much show it to EVERYONE that walks in my door… and for the first few days I had it, I took it everywhere! I even showed it to my dental hygenist :) LOVE YOU!

  24. Amy reply

    Stunning. I love it!!!

  25. Alex reply

    not only do I think every bride and groom should have an album like this BUT that chair….where do you find these beautiful pieces! love it

  26. Katie reply

    Stunning!!! What a beautiful album, your wedding looks like it was a true representation of who you guys are as a couple. Great post. :)

  27. rebekah j. reply

    ohhh i LOVE it! your wedding was just about the prettiest day ever, and your album is just beauuutiful!

  28. Lydia reply

    So so beautiful! The design compliments the gorgeous pictures and is the perfect way to remember you day!

  29. Christie reply

    Really beautiful pictures and albums! Thanks for posting.

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  35. Siobhan Sarah reply

    This is amazing!

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